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Adaptation to climate change: can insurance reduce the vulnerability of the poor? (DFID Key Sheet no. 8)

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This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change. This sheet focuses on insurance as a means of spreading risk and supporting risk reduction and disaster management. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:How insurance worksChallenges faced by insurance in developing countriesNew approaches to insurance in developing countries.Lastly, this sheet advises on the way forward to make more use of insurance as a tool for adaptation to climate change. [adapted from author]